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2011 U.S. Open
Recap and Scores for the 2011 U.S. Open Golf Tournament

The 2011 U.S. Open was all about one golfer: Rory McIlroy. The 22-year-old Northern Irelander dominated from start to finish, running away with the championship and setting numerous tournament records.

And he did that just a couple months after a final-round meltdown at the 2011 Masters. But this time, at this major, McIlroy not only didn't crumble, he didn't even stumble.

McIlroy opened with a round of 65, the low round of the day, and he never trailed. In the second round, McIlroy carded a 66, tied for low round of the day. After two rounds, he had used the fewest strokes in tournament history. He also, during the second round, became the first golfer in U.S. Open history to go lower than 12-under par, reaching 13-under.

But McIlroy didn't stop there. He opened the third round with a 6-stroke lead over 2009 PGA Championship winner Y.E. Yang. And while Yang posted a solid 70, McIlroy increased that lead to eight strokes by shooting his own 68.

And in the final round, McIlroy posted a 69 - all four rounds in the 60s. He finished with an 8-stroke victory over Jason Day (Yang shared third with Lee Westwood, Robert Garrigus and Kevin Chappell).

And McIlroy's final score of 268 shattered the previous tournament record of 272, a record that had been shared by Jack Nicklaus, Lee Janzen, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk. McIlroy also got to 17-under during the final round before "settling" for 16-under. In the history of the tournament, only one golfer had ever gotten more than eight strokes below par, and that was Woods at the 2000 U.S. Open with a score of 12-under.

Woods, by the way, didn't play this U.S. Open, missing it with injuries.

McIlroy was the second straight golfer from Northern Ireland to win the U.S. Open, following Graeme McDowell's victory at the 2010 U.S. Open.

It was a dominating performance by McIlroy, one surely destined to be considered among the best major-championship showings ever.

2011 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 2011 U.S. Open golf tournament played on the par-71 Congressional Country Club (Blue Course) in Bethesda, Maryland (a-amateur):

Rory McIlroy 65-66-68-69--268 $1,440,000
Jason Day 71-72-65-68--276 $865,000
Y.E. Yang 68-69-70-71--278 $364,241
Lee Westwood 75-68-65-70--278$364,241
Robert Garrigus 70-70-68-70--278 $364,241
Kevin Chappell 76-67-69-66--278$364,241
Peter Hanson 72-71-69-67--279 $228,416
Sergio Garcia 69-71-69-70--279 $228,416
Louis Oosthuizen 69-73-71-67--280 $192,962
Charl Schwartzel 68-74-72-66--280 $192,962
Davis Love III 70-71-70-70--281 $163,083
Heath Slocum 71-70-70-70--281 $163,083
Brandt Snedeker 70-70-72-69--281 $163,083
Matt Kuchar 72-68-69-73--282 $129,517
Bo Van Pelt 76-67-68-71--282 $129,517
Webb Simpson 75-71-66-70--282 $129,517
Graeme McDowell 70-74-69-69--282 $129,517
Fredrik Jacobson 74-69-66-73--282$129,517
Steve Stricker 75-69-69-70--283$105,905
Johan Edfors 70-72-74-67--283 $105,905
Ryan Palmer 69-72-73-70--284 $97,242
a-Patrick Cantlay 75-67-70-72--284  
Brandt Jobe 71-70-70-74--285 $76,455
Henrik Stenson 70-72-69-74--285 $76,455
Bill Haas 73-73-68-71--285 $76,455
Dustin Johnson 75-71-69-70--285 $76,455
Retief Goosen 73-73-71-68--285 $76,455
Robert Rock 70-71-76-68--285 $76,455
Gary Woodland 73-71-73-68--285 $76,455
Ryo Ishikawa 74-70-74-68--286 $50,436
Gregory Havret 77-69-71-69--286$50,436
Seung-yul Noh 72-70-73-71--286 $50,436
Rory Sabbatini 72-73-70-71--286 $50,436
John Senden 70-72-72-72--286 $50,436
Do-hoon Kim 73-71-70-72--286 $50,436
Zach Johnson 71-69-72-74--286$50,436
Harrison Frazar 72-73-68-73--286 $50,436
Kyung-Tae Kim 69-72-69-76--286 $50,436
Martin Kaymer 74-70-72-71--287 $41,154
Adam Hadwin 75-71-73-68--287 $41,154
Sunghoon Kang 74-72-70-71--287 $41,154
Sang-Moon Bae 75-71-75-67--288 $37,351
Lucas Glover 76-69-73-70--288 $37,351
a-Russell Henley 73-69-71-75--288  
Michael Putnam 74-71-73-71--289 $31,264
Luke Donald 74-72-74-69--289 $31,264
Charley Hoffman 71-74-75-69--289$31,264
Chez Reavie 70-75-72-72--289 $31,264
Robert Karlsson 79-67-71-72--289 $31,264
Padraig Harrington 71-73-72-73--289 $31,264
Alexander Noren 75-67-74-74--290 $24,708
Scott Piercy 73-71-76-70--290 $24,708
Marc Leishman 73-69-72-76--290 $24,708
Phil Mickelson 74-69-77-71--291 $21,792
Anthony Kim 74-72-75-70--291 $21,792
J.J. Henry 72-73-76-70--291 $21,792
Matteo Manassero 74-72-73-72--291 $21,792
Edoardo Molinari 74-70-74-73--291 $21,792
Alvaro Quiros 70-71-72-78--291$21,792
Marcel Siem 79-66-74-73--292 $19,763
Justin Hicks 74-71-76-71--292 $19,763
Todd Hamilton 73-72-77-70--292 $19,763
Bubba Watson 71-75-74-73--293 $18,620
Jeff Overton 72-72-74-75--293 $18,620
Brian Gay 73-71-74-75--293 $18,620
Bud Cauley 71-72-74-76--293 $18,620
Kevin Streelman 73-73-74-75--295 $17,819
Alexandre Rocha 69-76-76-76--297 $17,178
Kenichi Kuboya 73-73-74-77--297 $17,178
Christo Greyling 72-74-75-76--297$17,178
Wes Heffernan 75-71-79-78--303 $16,539
a-Brad Benjamin 72-73-80-80--305  

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